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State Working On Plan For Private Sector To Help Run Unemployment Filing System

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Thousands of Ohioans says they’re struggling to file unemployment claims through the state’s system that is slow and unresponsive. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) says the state is doing a complete overhaul to address the issue. The high number of people in Ohio filing for unemployment, the extension of unemployment benefits,… Read More

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Jordan Out Of Ohio US Senate Race To Replace Portman

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Statehouse News Bureau) — A big development in the upcoming race for US Senate in 2022, with Republican incumbent Rob Portman saying he’s no longer running. One high profile possible candidate is out. A spokesman for Congressman Jim Jordan (R-04, Urbana) says he won’t be running for Portman’s seat. But the spokesman says Jordan,… Read More

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Gov. Justice’s Pick To Fill Delegate Seat Stirs GOP Dispute

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia’s governor picked an executive at a road contractor to take the vacated House of Delegates seat of Derrick Evans, who resigned after he was charged with illegally entering the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. But county Republicans are challenging the appointment of Joshua Booth. The chair of the Wayne… Read More

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Athens County Confirms 40 New COVID-19 Cases For January 28, Remains At Level 3

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 3,944 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 40 were reported Thursday. The county also remained at a Level 3 Public Health Emergency. The Ohio Department of Health confirmed the new cases on January 28, 2021. Analysis of ODH data indicates 15 involved… Read More

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Advocates For Social Services And Education Say It’s Time To Tap Ohio’s Rainy-Day Fund

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — A coalition of more than 100 unions and progressive advocacy groups is calling on state leaders to avoid making cuts to front-line workers serving Ohio’s communities during this pandemic. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine recently signed an Executive Order for an across the board $390 million budget cut. Last year, when he made three quarters of a billion dollars in cuts to… Read More

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Explore the Resurgence of Iconic Wildlife in “EUROPE’S NEW WILD” premiering February 3 at 10 pm


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EUROPE’S NEW WILD Premieres Wednesdays, February 3-24, 2021 on PBS Explore Europe like never before, as the wild heart of the continent is revitalized in four-part documentary series   Beyond the bustling cities lies a surprisingly vast wildland spanning millions of miles, where species that were threatened by extinction are being reintroduced to nature. From… Read More